Our Favorite Travel Nursing Instagrammers

Travel nurse influencers have some of the best feeds out there. Since they’re always traveling and are good at phone photography, we get to see some pretty exotic places and adventures. Its inspiring for our nurses to see what is out there to explore and exciting for us to help get them there. We’ve selected some of our favorite travel nurse Instagram accounts for you to check out.

Valentine’s Day Gift Deals for Those in Healthcare

Looking for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? We have you covered! We’ve searched the Web for some V-day themed gifts that also come with some pretty great deals this week and next. In most cases, you either get a significant discount off the original price, free shipping or both.

Quirky Places to Visit in Your 2019 Travels

We have put together a list of 2019’s top quirky places to visit! These are off-the-beaten path destinations that likely won’t make it onto anyone’s bucket list when planning, but are so unique they’ll create memories for years to come.

Take Home With You for the Holidays

Travel nursing provides some great adventures, but patient care doesn’t stop for the holidays. Here we take a look at some fun ways to stay connected with those at home, while also enjoying the holidays for yourself while you are away.

The 5 best adventures while working in Kentucky

Since we just a had a slew of new jobs open up in Bowling Green, KY, we wanted to sweeten the deal by looking at some of the entertaining things to do while you work on your contract in the Bluegrass State!

Spooky Places to Visit While Travel Nursing

Halloween gets us all in the mood for the holiday season, and what better way to get in the Halloween mood than to check out some of America’s creepiest sites. From haunted houses, to ghostly passageways, here’s a list of some of the most-oft recommended spooky must-sees throughout the United States.

TravCon 2018: Must-Do Activities to Make Your Vegas Trip Memorable

Not only is TravCon one of the top meetups of the travel nursing community each year, but the city of Las Vegas has so much to offer from an entertainment perspective. We’ve compiled some of our favorite sights, bites and scenes that you can take part in while you’re in the desert.

Night Nurse Confidential: How Sticking to Routine Can Keep You Healthy on Night Shift

By planning for adequate rest after every night shift, you can avoid some serious complications of chronic sleep deprivation, such as high blood pressure, cardiac disease and depression. There is no magic pattern. Find the pattern that works for you. The key is sticking with it.

Traveling Nurses, Traveling Moms (and Dads!): Fun Ways to Bring Your Family on Your Next Assignment

Being on the road can be fun, but it also can be lonely, especially when it requires us to leave our loved ones at home for weeks at a time. So why not try to make the most of your next assignment and bring the family along with you?

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone on Your Next Nursing Assignment

Your experience as a traveling nurse should not be limited to the hospitals you work in. The more you get out and enjoy your surroundings, and take opportunities to grow, the more rewarding you will find your experiences on the road as a traveling nurse to be.

Is there a shortage of nurses in America?

With a looming nursing shortage, nurses can expect potentially longer work hours under stressful conditions which can lead to injuries on the job, dissatisfaction, and fatigue. Many nurses are opting for higher paying positions such as travel nursing across states and from hospital-to-hospital.

Remember Your Adventures With a Travel Quilt

Looking for an inspiring, practical and unique way to relish in the memories of your travels? Try making a quilt of your experiences – a treasure you can pack with you and keep by your side when you’re away from home. It can serve as a reminder of where you’ve been and offer inspiration for where you’ve yet to go.

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Day!

The first Tuesday in June has been designated National Healthcare Recruiter Day – since we employ some of the best recruiters in the industry, this day is extra special for us. From travel nursing to CRNA to per diem, our recruiters help offer a full breadth of nursing opportunities to our clients.

Keeping It Healthy at Mealtime On Your Next Assignment

By creating and setting healthy eating habits on assignment, you’ll improve your lifestyle and look more forward to your on-the-road adventures. Take some of the “positive” eating behaviors you practice when on-the-go at home and apply them to your on-the-road habits.

Meet Your Recruiter: Eriche Brown

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

Nurses Week 2018: Free Stuff and Discounts!

We look forward to Nurses Week every year – it’s great because of all the freebies, deals and discounts that come with it! Here we have compiled some of the perks we have found for Nurses Week 2018. Stay tuned as we’ll update this as best we can when we learn more.

Meet Your Recruiter: Janine Eanes

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

Meet Your Recruiter: Lauren Thompson

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

Oh The Places You’ll Go: Great Lesser-Known Travel Nursing Destinations

Here are our picks for lesser-known gems we’ve discovered – smaller cities, rural areas, fun suburbs, etc. that often get overlooked.

Meet Your Recruiter: Jessie Lyles

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

Meet Your Recruiter: Missy McDaniel

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

Meet Your Recruiter: Britni Gandy

As our company continues to grow, we are constantly adding new, talented recruiters that are eager to begin working with you. To get to know them better, we are going to be featuring them in our articles so you can learn more about them!

New Tips For Your Travel Nursing Resume

As recruiters, we see hundreds of resumes a month and know what leads to hires and what gets passed over. Here we have compiled our top tips for improving your resume and helping it stand out.

What does the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) mean for you?

The eNLC will allow patients increased access to nursing care while still maintaining protection within eNLC states. Let’s look into this new rule is and how it will impact you.

Extreme Travel: Push Your Limits With Travel Nursing

This week we look at extreme travel activities – those that allow us to rise up to challenges in a whole new way. Check out our picks and create your 2018 bucket list!

Working in a Winter Wonderland: The Best Ski Resorts

We pick our favorite ski resorts and winter adventures nationwide and show you our open jobs that can help take you to the area. Pack up your gear, it’s time to hit the slopes!

Holiday Obscura: Unique festivals, celebrations and parties for the season

As travel nurses, we have the unique ability to spend our holidays in different places each year and experience all the country has to offer. Let’s take a look at some and hopefully give you some inspiration.

Referrals: The most trusted route to your next travel nursing contract

We have found that our longest lasting and most successful nurses have come from referrals, and in turn those nurses do a fair amount of referring as well. Learn more about how we handle referrals here!

There’s an App For That: The Best Apps For Traveling Nurses

The advent of smartphones and apps is constantly making travel easier and more enjoyable for travel nurses. This week we look at some helpful apps for nurses on the go to get you to your next contract quickly and easily.

Healthcare Recruiters: How to interview them and find your match

At Coastal Healthcare Resources, our recruiters are ready to answer questions – not just about what jobs we have or what pay we offer, but any personality or interview questions you would like to ask them. Check out our tips for finding the right match.

Helping travel nurses to secure their personal information

Travel nurses interact with sensitive information daily with patient records, but how much do you pay attention to the security of your own personal information? Here we look at some ways to protect your personal info, both physically and digitally.

Destination Travel Contracts: What an Adventure!

Travel nursing opens up all kinds of opportunities to live in places others only dream of visiting one day. Here we feature five of our favorite destinations for travel nursing and what to do when you get there.

Travel Nurse Housing 101 – How to find the right accommodations

If you travel often, you want to make sure you live somewhere that you can call home. This week we’re going to look at a few methods for finding your own housing while on assignment.

The Best Farmer’s Markets Across the Country

Whether you like to cook, eat, shop or hang out with your family and friends, there is no place better than a local farmers market. Let’s take a look at our list of top farmers’ markets across the country.

Happy Birthday Kay Slane: Author, mentor and friend!

You may recognize Kay “Epi” Slane as a seasoned traveler, travel nurse mentor, established author, and so much more. This year we celebrated her 50th birthday and took the opportunity to get to know Kay a little better with a pop-quiz interview.

Worth 1000 Words: How Photography Can Enhance Your Travel Nursing Experience

If you’re going to be hitting the road this summer, capture your experiences with photos! We’ll show you why this is important and get you started with the right gear.

Safety First – Things to Remember When Traveling Alone

Traveling alone can be freeing, but for any solo traveler there are real dangers that you can face. Here are our tips for hitting the open road on your own this summer:

Tips and Tricks for Finding Nurse Recertification Classes Tips and Tricks for Finding Nurse Recertification Classes

As a nurse, you are most likely trying to find ways to save money and still meet those recertification requirements needed to maintain your professional licensure. Let’s look at a few of our recommendations for finding courses.

Fur Babies: How to travel with your pet on your next nursing assignment

Our fur babies have to come with us on our nursing adventures, so we are sharing our top tips for bringing your pets with you on the road to your next contract assignment.

Three “Bucket List” Destinations for Travel Nurses

You could be paid to enjoy traveling and have money to do whatever you wanted on your off time. That’s the fun of travel nursing! Let’s look at a few of the most popular traveled placed in the US.

Great destinations to travel with your family this summer

Summer vacations are always exciting, but having kids in tow can make it more challenging to find family friendly places to travel. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to include your family on your next travel nursing assignment?

Recruiters & Travelers: Why Transparency is a Two-Way Street

Communication is essential to the recruiter/nurse relationship. Breakdowns can result in either a disgruntled recruiter or an unsatisfied travel nurse. Let’s look at how and why transparency is a two-way street.

Meet your recruiter: Janine Eanes

This week, meet Janine Eanes! Get to know our team this week as we feature our recruiters!

Meet your recruiter: Lauren Thompson

This week, we are featuring the fantastic Lauren Thompson so you can get to know her a little better. Get to know our team this week as we feature our recruiters!

The Big City: Tips for Travel Nurses Making the Move

Here are our top 10 tips for travel nurses considering a position in big cities. Embrace the challenges and adventure – that’s what makes it fun!

Overcoming your first day travel nursing jitters

Anytime you start a new job it can be nerve-racking. Starting a new travel nursing job can be even more anxiety producing on the first day. Imagine, you’re in a new place to live, new community, new hospital, new coworkers, new policies and procedures, new computer documentation and you don’t know where everything is yet. […]

Off the Beaten Path: Travel Nursing in South Carolina

At Coastal Healthcare, South Carolina is where we call home. We place nurses in positions across the country and we know that big cities have a lot to offer and therefore make for popular destinations for travel nurses. We also know that there is something about the little known, out of the way destinations that […]

The 5 Must-Have Items as a Travel Nurse

As a travel nurse, you are often far away from the place you call home. Think about your last work trip or vacation – what essential items did you take with you? What did you forget or wish you had? Dependable Stethoscope Always carry a dependable stethoscope with you on your assignments. Knowing you have […]

Quiz! What kind of travel nurse are you?

Your personality says a lot about the kinds of travel nurse adventures you are best suited for. Are you a dive-in-with-two-feet adventurer, a close-to-home community seeker or somewhere in between? Either way, there are plenty of travel nursing opportunities out there. Take our personality quiz to find out where you may fit!

Travel Nurse Contracts 101 – What to Know Before You Sign

Taking on your first assignment as a traveling nurse can be both exciting and scary. Breaking down the facts about your travel contract and what to expect is the first step to making your experiences more rewarding and less intimidating.  Below are few points to help make the process easier. Be Prepared There are plenty […]

Happy Holidays to our Coastal Healthcare Family!

As Christmas quickly approaches, we wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday Season.  It is our wish for each and every one of you despite all the hectic work schedules,  festive decorating, exciting parties, insane traffic and endless shopping, that you get an opportunity […]

Miss the Beach? We Can Help You Head South for the Winter

Depending on where you live, you could be under some snow this week. Fortunately, you’re a travel nurse and you have options! You have the opportunity to spend your next 13 weeks near some of the most beautiful and warm beaches in the country. Don’t fight the cold this winter, head to the beach! Our […]

How Well Do You Know Your Nursing Contract?

Entering into a traveling nurse contract can be intimidating and confusing if you don’t know what to look for before you sign on the dotted line. At Coastal Healthcare Resources, we feel that knowing the expectations and potential pitfalls of a contract will help you confidently take an assignment and fulfill your obligations successfully. Here […]

Must-haves for your travel nursing portfolio

What is one good way to impress your recruiter and move to the front of the line for your next travel position? Keep a travel nurse portfolio! In the world of artists, advertisers and architects, the portfolio is a given when it comes to interviewing for jobs. It’s the first thing anyone will ask for. […]

Three Practical Ways to Make More Money as a Travel Nurse

While the compensation for a travel nurse is usually pretty competitive, everyone is always looking for ways to make more money. It is often said that the best way to get more money is start by not spending as much. With that adage in mind, here are three practical (and legal!) ways you can get […]

Are you reference material?

One of our favorite blogs, thegypsynurse.com, really keyed in last week on an important task that often gets overlooked when on a travel contact – obtaining references. It can be easy to get wrapped up in your new job, and maybe your new city. Thirteen weeks can go by and you’re already out the door. […]

The 5 Fastest States to Get Your Next Nursing License

Have you ever considered travel nursing in other states? With the Nurse Licensure Compact Act initiation in 2000, it has improved the ease of working as a travel nurse. The NLCA now includes 25 states and counting, making it easier to travel from one compact state to another. But what about if you don’t qualify […]

Thanks for attending and making TravCon great each year!

We just want to take a moment to thank each of you for visiting our booth. Coastal Healthcare Resources could not be successful without healthcare professionals seeking to make a difference through traveling. We enjoyed talking with you and hope that you will keep us in mind for your future travel plans. We are committed […]

Why would a nurse choose to work Per Diem?

There are many different reasons that nurses choose per diem work. These benefits include more freedom to make their own schedule, added excitement of working in multiple locations, and being able to work extra to save money. Whether it is for Christmas presents, vacations, braces for their child, college tuition, renovations at home or a […]

Did you know that in an Adverse Event, honesty is the best policy?

When an adverse event occurs, the patient and his family want to know what happened. When the healthcare professional or facility avoids talking with the patient and/or family, or worse, lies, it may start a medical malpractice suit. In fact, studies have shown that patients who are dissatisfied with how their healthcare provider handled an adverse event are […]